He is of African-American descent. He is also the 7th of 9 children. His siblings are Rebbie, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, La Toya, Marlon, Randy, and Janet.
His father worked in the steel sector, the strongest sector at the time.
Including his father and mother, the Jackson family has a total of 11 members, making it 90% larger than the neighboring family.
Jackson stated that he often received harsh treatment from his father, both physically and mentally. Like endless practice, whipping, and calling him harsh names.
Even so, he realized that it was the discipline taught by his father that had a big influence on his success.
Marlon Jackson recounted that he was once in a dispute, Michael Jackson was lifted upside down and then beaten in the back and buttocks.
Also one night while Michael Jackson was sleeping, his father climbed from his room to the door. Wearing a scary mask, he entered the room, and shouted loudly to scare Jackson.
His father admitted he did it so that his children would not leave the bedroom window open while sleeping.
As we know, Jackson’s father formed a family group called The Jackson 5 where Michael Jackson became the lead singer of the group.
After building a following in the Midwest, Jackson and his family first moved to Los Angeles in 1968 with Motown Records.
In that year, the Jackson 5 performed at the elite Jack Hanson nightclub in Beverly Hills, Daisy.
The concert helped them exist in the national recording industry and made it one of the reasons why was Michael Jackson so famous.
In June 1975, The Jackson 5 signed a new contract with Epic Records (formerly CBS Records).
The group’s name was finally officially changed to The Jacksons and produced 6 albums within 8 years, most of which were written by Michael Jackson.
At that moment, The Jacksons had their own television show on CBS (United States television station).
So that’s a bit of story about the little Michael Jackson and place where was Michael Jackson raised.